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Date: December 8th 1916
Harold Dean

December 8/16

Dear Mother:-

Another week has gone since I sent the last letter and the time flies so fast I have nothing to put on the paper. Down here we have a regular routine of rising at daylight and after a wash and breakfast we pull out and load our trucks after which we start on the days run. At present the run is very short being only about twenty five miles each way and the road is one of the best we have met so far. Under these circumstances we get up to the dumping ground is plenty of time to unload before noon and after a noon of about two hours we drive home in plenty of time to cook our suppers and have a few spare minutes of day light for any little attentions our cars may need.

I may add right here that this is a very peculiar country in regards to light. Although we are now having our summer or hottest weather it is not daylight in the morning till 5.30 or six and when the sun goes down about 5.30 pm there is no twilight but is dark by 6.15 or 6.30 pm. This makes no evening but a long night and usually we go to bed by 7.30 or 8 pm.

The work for heavy vehicles seems to be getting scarce now so I dont know how long we will have to stay in this country but I hope we are soon back in England and at work in a civilized country at least.

Well Mother dear I must close now as I have no news to put in this letter. Give my love to all and regards to my friends Bye. Bye.

With lots of love

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